1325 Award for Women in Conflict Situations and Peacekeeping Taskforce

The Dutch Women in Conflict Situations and Peacekeeping
Taskforce presents: the 1325 Award.

This award aims to honour and encourage an individual
or a civil society organization in a conflict country
or region that has developed groundbreaking and
effective initiatives to promote the rights of women
and to increase their participation at decision-making
levels in peace processes. The Women in Conflict
Situations and Peacekeeping Taskforce monitors and
enhances the implementation of resolution 1325 in the
Netherlands. With the 1325 Award the Taskforce wants to
honour the important work of civil society women in
conflict resolution and peace movements. Women in
conflict areas are the first to raise the issue of
conflict-related gender problems and bear the greatest
risks in forwarding an agenda of peace.

The 1325 Award is a one-off prize granted to an
individual or a civil society organization that has
effectively and innovatively contributed to the
promotion of women's rights and the increase of their
participation at decision-making levels in peace
processes.

In short, the 1325 Award aims to reward those who have
contributed to the implementation of Resolution 1325.

The award comprises:

a.. a sum of ? 15,000 of prize money,
b.. a work of art made exclusively for the occasion,
c.. a tour through the Netherlands to present the
prize-winner's work to a diversity of audiences.

Any individual or civil society organization who has
contributed to the implementation of Resolution 1325
can be nominated as candidate for the the 1325 Award.

Criteria:

a.. Whether the nominee's work an expression of the
aims of UN Resolution 1325
a.. Whether the nominee's work has influenced other
actors on the national or international stage of
conflict / peace issues or has the potential to do so.
a.. Whether the nominee's work has influenced the
public at large and contributed to the public's
knowledge of the concerns addressed by 1325 or has the
potential to do so.
For more detailed criteria please visit:
http://www.1325award.nl/?id=24&ln=en

How to nominate an individual or organization:

Please note: individuals or organizations cannot
nominate themselves as candidates for the award, they
have to be nominated by a different organization.

Governmental, non-governmental organizations, UN
affiliated organizations, civil society organizations
or embassies can nominate candidates for the 1325
Award. Individuals cannot nominate a candidate.

Digital nominations will be accepted up to and
including 15 July 2006.

In September 2006 names of the nominees on the
shortlist will be announced on the 1325 Award website.
Those nominees will be informed about their short-list
status in advance.

On 19 October 2006 the jury will announce the winner
and present the prize at a conference held by the Women
in Conflict Situations and Peacekeeping Taskforce.

Individual Nomination Form:
http://www.peacewomen.org/campaigns/global/PDF/Nomination_indiv.doc

Organization Nomination Form:
http://www.peacewomen.org/campaigns/global/PDF/Nomination_org.doc

Send completed nomination forms to:
nomination@1325award.nl

For more information on procedures and rules please
visit: http://www.1325award.nl/?id=23&ln=en

For assistance, information and questions please
contact question@1325award.nl.

For more on the 1325 Award and the Women in Conflict
Situations and Peacekeeping Taskforce please visit:

http://www.1325award.nl